I get asked a lot about the paint colors we have in our home, which excluding our kids rooms, is only about 3 or 4 different colors. So I figured I would do a post about some of my top favorite neutral paint colors, which all happen to belong to Benjamin Moore. Why? Not quite sure, maybe because as I searched for my own paint these seemed to always rank amongst the favorites. A few of these we have in our home, then there are a few I would like to have. They happen to be listed in no particular order, and include shades of mostly grays, and whites with different undertones.
Revere Pewter- First up is Revere Pewter. This color seems to always be a top pick, especially if your looking for that perfect shade of Greige…that’s tan and grey if you weren’t sure. We don’t have this color in our home, it is slightly darker than what I normally prefer. None the less, it is a strong classic color that you really can’t go wrong with. It would work well for a neutral dining room, foyer, or in a kitchen as the perfect backdrop for white cabinets.
Grey Owl- This color is a true chameleon! I have never seen this color look the same way twice. Depending on the lighting and where you use it, it will look anywhere from a dark grey to a beautiful light blue. I feel like its a perfect choice if you are looking for a grey and don’t mind surprises. We chose it for our master bath and I got lucky, it is the perfect shade of blue grey. I love this color with our white trim and warm toned tan tile. I know in the color pictured below to the left it looks mostly grey, but as you can see in our bathroom it can certainly look blue.
China White- This is the first of the two whites I have chosen. This white has the most subtle hint of grey to it, making it the cooler of the two. This color is perfect for a large foyer, staircase, or an open floor plan. Again, only if you are looking to stay on the cooler side of white. This would also be a perfect color if you are looking to add ship lap to your home. (Don’t know what ship lap is? Google it. You need it in you life, I guarantee.)
Bone White- Bone White is a beautiful creamy white color. This is what we have in our entire first floor, which is one continuous wall all the way around. We have open concept living roon, dining room, and kitchen that wraps around the staircase in the center. I wanted something warm and neutral, and this was the perfect choice. Again, a great color for an open floor plan, or maybe a bedroom for a warm creamy white that isn’t too white.
Stonington Gray- This is another grey that also has a hint of blue to it. We chose this color for an accent wall in our living room, on the only inside wall that was not continuous. I wanted a very subtle blue grey, and I love this choice. This would be perfect for a bathroom, laundry or mudroom. In pictures this looks like a true grey, but I assure you it looks blue in person. If your looking for a true grey, I think your on your own, I have yet to find one I like that isn’t actually blue, purple, or tan.
If you are looking for paint I hope this helps. For me, I am horrible at picking paint based on a swatch, I just can’t do it. I find that googling images of the color I’m interested in first is extremely helpful, rather than looking at a tiny 2 inch swatch. I find that you get a much better idea of what it will look like in your space. Worse comes to worst, the good news is that it’s only paint, and it can be re-done…over and over, just ask my husband. 🙂
So before you go, let me know what you think…if you have any of these colors, or if you think you might use one. I’d love to hear from you.